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KB Home Reports 2020 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

Jan 12, 2021

Fourth Quarter Total Revenues of $1.2 Billion; Diluted Earnings Per Share of $1.12
Gross Margin Expanded to 20.0%, Up 40 Basis Points
Net Order Value Rose 50%; Backlog Value Increased 63% to $3.0 Billion

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- KB Home (NYSE: KBH) today reported results for its fourth quarter and year ended November 30, 2020.

“We had a strong finish to this extraordinary year, particularly with the 42% year-over-year increase in our fourth quarter net orders,” said Jeffrey Mezger, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Housing market conditions continue to be robust, as the pandemic has helped propel demand for homeownership, accentuating all the financial, health, safety and emotional benefits it offers. This fundamental shift has long been anticipated — with pent-up demographic forces, a housing supply shortage, and favorable mortgage interest rates — and COVID-19 has accelerated these dynamics. In addition to generating strong net order growth, we also expanded our gross margin in the fourth quarter to 21%, excluding inventory-related charges, a level that we believe we can sustain for our 2021 fiscal year.”

“With the substantial increase in our backlog, we enter the new year well positioned to both expand our scale and deliver that growth at superior margins. Our favorable outlook is supported by the composition of our backlog, a strong line-up of planned community openings, and a leaner, more efficient operation. Most notably, we expect meaningfully higher revenue and earnings in 2021 to drive significant expansion of our return on equity.”

Three Months Ended November 30, 2020 (comparisons on a year-over-year basis)

  • Revenues totaled $1.19 billion, down 23% from $1.56 billion, reflecting the negative impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on the Company’s operations, particularly its net orders and housing starts, in the second quarter.
  • Homes delivered were 2,876, compared to 3,929.
  • Average selling price increased 5% to $413,700.
  • Homebuilding operating income totaled $115.7 million, compared to $162.5 million. The homebuilding operating income margin decreased 80 basis points to 9.7%. Excluding inventory-related charges of $11.7 million in the current quarter and $4.1 million in the year-earlier quarter, this metric was flat at 10.7%.
    • The housing gross profit margin expanded 40 basis points to 20.0%. Excluding inventory-related charges, the housing gross profit margin increased 110 basis points to 21.0%.
      • The housing gross profit margin improvement primarily reflected a favorable pricing environment due to the strength of housing market demand, shifts in the geographic and product mix of homes delivered and lower amortization of previously capitalized interest.
      • Adjusted housing gross profit margin, a metric that excludes inventory-related charges and the amortization of previously capitalized interest, increased to 24.0% from 23.1%.
    • Selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of housing revenues increased to 10.3% from 9.1%, primarily due to decreased operating leverage from lower housing revenues, partly offset by the Company’s targeted actions to reduce overhead costs.
  • The Company’s financial services operations generated pretax income of $9.5 million, up from $9.3 million, mainly reflecting higher income from its mortgage banking joint venture, KBHS Home Loans, LLC.
    • KBHS Home Loans, LLC originated 81% of the residential mortgage loans the Company’s homebuyers obtained to finance their home purchase, compared to 74%.
  • Total pretax income decreased to $126.1 million from $165.0 million, reflecting the effects from pandemic-related disruptions on the Company’s operations earlier in the year. As a percentage of revenues, pretax income was even with the year-earlier quarter at 10.6%.
    • Excluding the above-mentioned inventory-related charges in both periods and a $6.8 million charge for the early extinguishment of debt in the 2019 fourth quarter, pretax income as a percentage of revenues increased 20 basis points to 11.5% from 11.3%.
  • The Company‘s income tax expense and effective tax rate were $20.0 million and approximately 16%, respectively. In the year-earlier quarter, income tax expense was $41.8 million and the effective tax rate was approximately 25%. The lower effective tax rate in the current quarter primarily reflected the favorable impacts of federal energy tax credits and excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation.
  • Net income and diluted earnings per share were $106.1 million and $1.12, respectively, compared to net income of $123.2 million and diluted earnings per share of $1.31.

Twelve Months Ended November 30, 2020 (comparisons on a year-over-year basis)

  • Total revenues of $4.18 billion were down 8%.
  • Homes delivered decreased 10% to 10,672.
  • Average selling price increased slightly to $388,900.
  • Pretax income grew 5% to $364.0 million.
  • Net income increased 10% to $296.2 million.
  • Diluted earnings per share rose 10% to $3.13.

Backlog and Net Orders (comparisons on a year-over-year basis)

  • Net orders for the quarter grew 42% to 3,937, the Company’s highest fourth-quarter level since 2005, with net order value increasing by $525.5 million, or 50%, to $1.58 billion. Both net orders and net order value increased in all of the Company’s four regions, with net order value growth ranging from 30% in the Southwest region to 69% in the Southeast region.
    • The Company’s cancellation rate as a percentage of gross orders for the quarter improved to 14% from 22%.
    • Company-wide, net orders per community averaged 5.6 per month, up 51% compared to 3.7.
  • The Company’s ending backlog increased 54% to 7,810 homes. Ending backlog value grew 63% to $2.96 billion, the Company’s highest fourth-quarter backlog value since 2005. Each of the Company’s four regions generated substantial year-over-year growth in backlog value, with increases ranging from 34% in the Southwest region to 93% in the West Coast region.
  • Average community count for the quarter decreased 8% to 234. Ending community count of 236 was down 6%.

Balance Sheet as of November 30, 2020 (comparisons to November 30, 2019)

  • Cash and cash equivalents increased to $681.2 million, compared to $453.8 million.
    • The Company had total liquidity of $1.47 billion, including cash and cash equivalents and $787.6 million of available capacity under its unsecured revolving credit facility. The Company did not borrow under the facility in 2020.
  • Inventories increased 5% to $3.90 billion.
    • In 2020, the Company’s investments in land acquisition and development totaled $1.69 billion, compared to $1.62 billion.
    • The Company’s lots owned or under contract rose to 67,038, of which approximately 60% were owned and 40% were under contract.
    • The Company’s 40,047 owned lots represented a supply of approximately 3.8 years, based on homes delivered in the trailing 12 months.
  • Notes payable of $1.75 billion were essentially unchanged.
    • The Company’s debt to capital ratio of 39.6% improved 270 basis points. The Company’s net debt to capital ratio improved 660 basis points to 28.6%.
    • The Company’s next scheduled debt maturity is on December 15, 2021, when $450.0 million in aggregate principal amount of its 7.00% senior notes become due.

COVID-19 Impact on 2020 Fourth Quarter Results and 2021 Outlook

The COVID-19 pandemic and related governmental control measures severely disrupted global and national economies, the U.S. housing market and the Company’s business during its 2020 second quarter. During this period, the Company experienced a sizable reduction in its net orders and backlog, protracted supply chain delays and construction cycle time extensions in most of its served markets. With the easing to varying degrees of restrictive public health orders in its served markets beginning in May, the Company’s net orders began to rebound significantly following a low point in April as housing demand fueled by the combination of historically low mortgage interest rates, a limited supply of resale inventory and consumers’ increasing desire to own a single-family home drove the Company’s third- and fourth-quarter net orders to 15-year highs. Though this sharp rise in net orders in the second half generated a substantial expansion in backlog, and positioned the Company for considerable top-line and bottom-line growth next year, the Company’s deliveries, revenues and profits for the 2020 fourth quarter reflected the negative effects from the early stages of the pandemic.

During the 2020 second quarter and most of the third quarter, in prioritizing cash preservation and liquidity in light of lingering uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company limited its investments in land and land development, resulting in a 24% year-over-year decrease in those quarters combined. Together with the Company’s close-out of communities earlier than planned due to an accelerated, demand-driven net order pace, and delays in community openings due in part to pandemic-related issues, the Company’s ending community count for the fourth quarter decreased year over year.

With the sustained strong housing demand over the 2020 second half, the Company has intensified its land acquisition and development investments to measurably expand its lot pipeline and support future community count growth. In the fourth quarter, the Company increased its investments by 63% from the year-earlier quarter and, as a result, anticipates positive year-over-year community count comparisons beginning in the 2021 second half to drive an increase in community count for the year. In addition, with its ending backlog value up a robust 63% from a year ago, representing potential future revenues of approximately $2.96 billion, its highest level since 2005, the Company expects to achieve significant growth in its scale and profits in 2021. However, this favorable outlook could be affected materially by developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including new or more restrictive “stay-at-home” orders and other new or revised public health requirements recommended or imposed by federal, state and local authorities. Until the COVID-19 pandemic has been resolved as a public health crisis, it retains the potential to cause further and more severe disruption of global and national economies, the U.S. housing market and the Company’s business, including the Company’s net orders, backlog and revenues.

Conference Call

The conference call to discuss the Company’s 2020 fourth quarter earnings will be broadcast live TODAY at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. To listen, please go to the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at kbhome.com.

About KB Home

KB Home (NYSE: KBH) is one of the largest and most recognized homebuilders in the United States and has been building quality homes for over 60 years. Today, KB Home operates in 45 markets across eight states, serving a wide array of buyer groups. What sets us apart is how we give our customers the ability to personalize their homes from homesites and floor plans to cabinets and countertops, at a price that fits their budget. We are the first builder to make every home we build ENERGY STAR® certified. In fact, we go beyond the EPA requirements by ensuring every ENERGY STAR certified KB home has been tested and verified by a third-party inspector to meet the EPA’s strict certification standards, which helps lower the cost of ownership and to make our new homes healthier and more comfortable than new ones without certification. We also work with our customers every step of the way, building strong personal relationships so they have a real partner in the homebuying process, and the experience is as simple and easy as possible. Learn more about how we build homes built on relationships by visiting kbhome.com.

Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements

Certain matters discussed in this press release, including any statements that are predictive in nature or concern future market and economic conditions, business and prospects, our future financial and operational performance, or our future actions and their expected results are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and projections about future events and are not guarantees of future performance. We do not have a specific policy or intent of updating or revising forward-looking statements. Actual events and results may differ materially from those expressed or forecasted in forward-looking statements due to a number of factors. The most important risk factors that could cause our actual performance and future events and actions to differ materially from such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to the following: general economic, employment and business conditions; population growth, household formations and demographic trends; conditions in the capital, credit and financial markets; our ability to access external financing sources and raise capital through the issuance of common stock, debt or other securities, and/or project financing, on favorable terms; the execution of any share repurchases pursuant to our board of directors’ authorization; material and trade costs and availability, particularly lumber; changes in interest rates; our debt level, including our ratio of debt to capital, and our ability to adjust our debt level and maturity schedule; our compliance with the terms of our revolving credit facility; volatility in the market price of our common stock; weak or declining consumer confidence, either generally or specifically with respect to purchasing homes; home selling prices, including our homes’ selling prices, increasing at a faster rate than consumer incomes; competition from other sellers of new and resale homes; weather events, significant natural disasters and other climate and environmental factors; any failure of lawmakers to agree on a budget or appropriation legislation to fund the federal government’s operations, or to approve additional COVID-19-related relief or stimulus measures, and financial markets’ and businesses’ reactions to any such failure; government actions, policies, programs and regulations directed at or affecting the housing market (including the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act relief provisions for outstanding mortgage loans and any extensions or broadening thereof, tax benefits associated with purchasing and owning a home, and the standards, fees and size limits applicable to the purchase or insuring of mortgage loans by government-sponsored enterprises and government agencies), the homebuilding industry, or construction activities; changes in existing tax laws or enacted corporate income tax rates, including those resulting from regulatory guidance and interpretations issued with respect thereto; changes in U.S. trade policies, including the imposition of tariffs and duties on homebuilding materials and products, and related trade disputes with and retaliatory measures taken by other countries; the adoption of new or amended financial accounting standards and the guidance and/or interpretations with respect thereto; the availability and cost of land in desirable areas and our ability to timely develop acquired land parcels and open new home communities; our warranty claims experience with respect to homes previously delivered and actual warranty costs incurred; costs and/or charges arising from regulatory compliance requirements or from legal, arbitral or regulatory proceedings, investigations, claims or settlements, including unfavorable outcomes in any such matters resulting in actual or potential monetary damage awards, penalties, fines or other direct or indirect payments, or injunctions, consent decrees or other voluntary or involuntary restrictions or adjustments to our business operations or practices that are beyond our current expectations and/or accruals; our ability to use/realize the net deferred tax assets we have generated; our ability to successfully implement our current and planned strategies and initiatives related to our product, geographic and market positioning, gaining share and scale in our served markets and in entering into new markets; our operational and investment concentration in markets in California; consumer interest in our new home communities and products, particularly from first-time homebuyers and higher-income consumers; our ability to generate orders and convert our backlog of orders to home deliveries and revenues, particularly in key markets in California; our ability to successfully implement our business strategies and achieve any associated financial and operational targets and objectives, including those discussed in this release or in other public filings, presentations or disclosures; income tax expense volatility associated with stock-based compensation; the ability of our homebuyers to obtain residential mortgage loans and mortgage banking services; the performance of mortgage lenders to our homebuyers; the performance of KBHS, our mortgage banking joint venture with Stearns Ventures, LLC; information technology failures and data security breaches; an epidemic or pandemic (such as the outbreak and worldwide spread of COVID-19), and the control response measures that international, federal, state and local governments, agencies, law enforcement and/or health authorities implement to address it, which may (as with COVID-19) precipitate or exacerbate one or more of the above-mentioned and/or other risks, and significantly disrupt or prevent us from operating our business in the ordinary course for an extended period; a continuation of widespread protests and civil unrest related to efforts to institute law enforcement and other social and political reforms, and the impacts of implementing or failing to implement any such reforms; and other events outside of our control. Please see our periodic reports and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a further discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties applicable to our business.

KB HOME

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

For the Three Months and Twelve Months Ended November 30, 2020 and 2019

(In Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts)

 

 

Three Months Ended November 30,

 

Twelve Months Ended November 30,

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Total revenues

$

1,194,256

 

 

 

$

1,558,675

 

 

 

$

4,183,174

 

 

 

$

4,552,747

 

 

Homebuilding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues

$

1,189,892

 

 

 

$

1,553,344

 

 

 

$

4,167,702

 

 

 

$

4,537,658

 

 

Costs and expenses

(1,074,147

)

 

 

(1,390,877

)

 

 

(3,851,230

)

 

 

(4,206,278

)

 

Operating income

115,745

 

 

 

162,467

 

 

 

316,472

 

 

 

331,380

 

 

Interest income

391

 

 

 

413

 

 

 

2,554

 

 

 

2,158

 

 

Equity in income (loss) of unconsolidated joint ventures

493

 

 

 

(390

)

 

 

12,474

 

 

 

(1,549

)

 

Loss on early extinguishment of debt

 

 

 

(6,800

)

 

 

 

 

 

(6,800

)

 

Homebuilding pretax income

116,629

 

 

 

155,690

 

 

 

331,500

 

 

 

325,189

 

 

Financial services:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues

4,364

 

 

 

5,331

 

 

 

15,472

 

 

 

15,089

 

 

Expenses

(1,182

)

 

 

(1,266

)

 

 

(4,083

)

 

 

(4,333

)

 

Equity in income of unconsolidated joint ventures

6,280

 

 

 

5,212

 

 

 

21,154

 

 

 

12,230

 

 

Financial services pretax income

9,462

 

 

 

9,277

 

 

 

32,543

 

 

 

22,986

 

 

Total pretax income

126,091

 

 

 

164,967

 

 

 

364,043

 

 

 

348,175

 

 

Income tax expense

(20,000

)

 

 

(41,800

)

 

 

(67,800

)

 

 

(79,400

)

 

Net income

$

106,091

 

 

 

$

123,167

 

 

 

$

296,243

 

 

 

$

268,775

 

 

Earnings per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

1.16

 

 

 

$

1.37

 

 

 

$

3.26

 

 

 

$

3.04

 

 

Diluted

$

1.12

 

 

 

$

1.31

 

 

 

$

3.13

 

 

 

$

2.85

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

90,983

 

 

 

89,100

 

 

 

90,464

 

 

 

87,996

 

 

Diluted

94,557

 

 

 

93,682

 

 

 

94,086

 

 

 

93,838

 

 

KB HOME

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In Thousands)

 

 

November 30,
2020

 

November 30,
2019

Assets

 

 

 

Homebuilding:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

681,190

 

 

$

453,814

 

Receivables

272,659

 

 

249,055

 

Inventories

3,897,482

 

 

3,704,602

 

Investments in unconsolidated joint ventures

46,785

 

 

57,038

 

Property and equipment, net

65,547

 

 

65,043

 

Deferred tax assets, net

231,067

 

 

364,493

 

Other assets

125,510

 

 

83,041

 

 

5,320,240

 

 

4,977,086

 

Financial services

36,202

 

 

38,396

 

Total assets

$

5,356,442

 

 

$

5,015,482

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

 

 

Homebuilding:

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

273,368

 

 

$

262,772

 

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

667,501

 

 

618,783

 

Notes payable

1,747,175

 

 

1,748,747

 

 

2,688,044

 

 

2,630,302

 

Financial services

2,629

 

 

2,058

 

Stockholders’ equity

2,665,769

 

 

2,383,122

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

5,356,442

 

 

$

5,015,482

 

KB HOME

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

For the Three Months and Twelve Months Ended November 30, 2020 and 2019

(In Thousands, Except Average Selling Price)

 

 

Three Months Ended November 30,

 

Twelve Months Ended November 30,

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Homebuilding revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Housing

$

1,189,892

 

 

 

$

1,542,226

 

 

 

$

4,150,793

 

 

 

$

4,510,814

 

 

Land

 

 

 

11,118

 

 

 

16,909

 

 

 

26,844

 

 

Total

$

1,189,892

 

 

 

$

1,553,344

 

 

 

$

4,167,702

 

 

 

$

4,537,658

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homebuilding costs and expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Construction and land costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Housing

$

951,450

 

 

 

$

1,239,237

 

 

 

$

3,365,509

 

 

 

$

3,683,174

 

 

Land

 

 

 

11,338

 

 

 

14,942

 

 

 

25,754

 

 

Subtotal

951,450

 

 

 

1,250,575

 

 

 

3,380,451

 

 

 

3,708,928

 

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

122,697

 

 

 

140,302

 

 

 

470,779

 

 

 

497,350

 

 

Total

$

1,074,147

 

 

 

$

1,390,877

 

 

 

$

3,851,230

 

 

 

$

4,206,278

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest incurred

$

31,076

 

 

 

$

36,056

 

 

 

$

124,147

 

 

 

$

143,412

 

 

Interest capitalized

(31,076

)

 

 

(36,056

)

 

 

(124,147

)

 

 

(143,412

)

 

Total

$

 

 

 

$

 

 

 

$

 

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other information:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amortization of previously capitalized interest

$

35,823

 

 

 

$

49,944

 

 

 

$

129,772

 

 

 

$

156,803

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

7,449

 

 

 

8,259

 

 

 

30,894

 

 

 

31,584

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average selling price:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Coast

$

640,300

 

 

 

$

598,300

 

 

 

$

609,400

 

 

 

$

592,300

 

 

Southwest

344,100

 

 

 

318,200

 

 

 

327,300

 

 

 

322,000

 

 

Central

312,200

 

 

 

301,100

 

 

 

303,400

 

 

 

293,500

 

 

Southeast

282,500

 

 

 

287,200

 

 

 

288,600

 

 

 

293,200

 

 

Total

$

413,700

 

 

 

$

392,500

 

 

 

$

388,900

 

 

 

$

380,000

 

 

KB HOME

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

For the Three Months and Twelve Months Ended November 30, 2020 and 2019

(Dollars in Thousands)

 

 

Three Months Ended November 30,

 

Twelve Months Ended November 30,

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

Homes delivered:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Coast

864

 

 

1,199

 

 

2,869

 

 

3,214

 

Southwest

602

 

 

731

 

 

2,385

 

 

2,346

 

Central

1,051

 

 

1,302

 

 

3,932

 

 

4,291

 

Southeast

359

 

 

697

 

 

1,486

 

 

2,020

 

Total

2,876

 

 

3,929

 

 

10,672

 

 

11,871

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net orders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Coast

987

 

 

745

 

 

3,850

 

 

3,542

 

Southwest

741

 

 

651

 

 

2,668

 

 

2,658

 

Central

1,576

 

 

1,009

 

 

4,981

 

 

4,565

 

Southeast

633

 

 

372

 

 

1,905

 

 

2,076

 

Total

3,937

 

 

2,777

 

 

13,404

 

 

12,841

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net order value:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Coast

$

617,691

 

 

$

431,870

 

 

$

2,302,785

 

 

$

2,087,293

 

Southwest

272,169

 

 

209,837

 

 

914,770

 

 

842,335

 

Central

510,124

 

 

308,377

 

 

1,534,747

 

 

1,362,580

 

Southeast

184,647

 

 

109,052

 

 

547,187

 

 

597,945

 

Total

$

1,584,631

 

 

$

1,059,136

 

 

$

5,299,489

 

 

$

4,890,153

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 30, 2020

 

November 30, 2019

 

Homes

 

Value

 

Homes

 

Value

Backlog data:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Coast

2,024

 

 

$

1,152,609

 

 

1,043

 

 

$

598,299

 

Southwest

1,521

 

 

523,705

 

 

1,238

 

 

389,597

 

Central

3,037

 

 

932,814

 

 

1,988

 

 

590,936

 

Southeast

1,228

 

 

353,275

 

 

809

 

 

234,875

 

Total

7,810

 

 

$

2,962,403

 

 

5,078

 

 

$

1,813,707

 

KB HOME
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(In Thousands, Except Percentages)

This press release contains, and Company management’s discussion of the results presented in this press release may include, information about the Company’s adjusted housing gross profit margin and ratio of net debt to capital, neither of which is calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). The Company believes these non-GAAP financial measures are relevant and useful to investors in understanding its operations and the leverage employed in its operations, and may be helpful in comparing the Company with other companies in the homebuilding industry to the extent they provide similar information. However, because they are not calculated in accordance with GAAP, these non-GAAP financial measures may not be completely comparable to other companies in the homebuilding industry and, thus, should not be considered in isolation or as an alternative to operating performance and/or financial measures prescribed by GAAP. Rather, these non-GAAP financial measures should be used to supplement their respective most directly comparable GAAP financial measures in order to provide a greater understanding of the factors and trends affecting the Company’s operations.

Adjusted Housing Gross Profit Margin

The following table reconciles the Company’s housing gross profit margin calculated in accordance with GAAP to the non-GAAP financial measure of the Company’s adjusted housing gross profit margin:

 

Three Months Ended November 30,

 

Twelve Months Ended November 30,

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Housing revenues

$

1,189,892

 

 

 

$

1,542,226

 

 

 

$

4,150,793

 

 

 

$

4,510,814

 

 

Housing construction and land costs

(951,450

)

 

 

(1,239,237

)

 

 

(3,365,509

)

 

 

(3,683,174

)

 

Housing gross profits

238,442

 

 

 

302,989

 

 

 

785,284

 

 

 

827,640

 

 

Add: Inventory-related charges (a)

11,730

 

 

 

4,148

 

 

 

28,669

 

 

 

17,291

 

 

Housing gross profits excluding inventory-related charges

250,172

 

 

 

307,137

 

 

 

813,953

 

 

 

844,931

 

 

Add: Amortization of previously capitalized interest (b)

35,823

 

 

 

49,854

 

 

 

129,330

 

 

 

156,114

 

 

Adjusted housing gross profits

$

285,995

 

 

 

$

356,991

 

 

 

$

943,283

 

 

 

$

1,001,045

 

 

Housing gross profit margin

20.0

 

%

 

19.6

 

%

 

18.9

 

%

 

18.3

 

%

Housing gross profit margin excluding inventory-related charges

21.0

 

%

 

19.9

 

%

 

19.6

 

%

 

18.7

 

%

Adjusted housing gross profit margin

24.0

 

%

 

23.1

 

%

 

22.7

 

%

 

22.2

 

%

 

(a) Represents inventory impairment and land option contract abandonment charges associated with housing operations.

(b) Represents the amortization of previously capitalized interest associated with housing operations.

Adjusted housing gross profit margin is a non-GAAP financial measure, which the Company calculates by dividing housing revenues less housing construction and land costs excluding (1) housing inventory impairment and land option contract abandonment charges (as applicable) recorded during a given period and (2) amortization of previously capitalized interest associated with housing operations, by housing revenues. The most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is housing gross profit margin. The Company believes adjusted housing gross profit margin is a relevant and useful financial measure to investors in evaluating the Company’s performance as it measures the gross profits the Company generated specifically on the homes delivered during a given period. This non-GAAP financial measure isolates the impact that housing inventory impairment and land option contract abandonment charges, and the amortization of previously capitalized interest associated with housing operations, have on housing gross profit margins, and allows investors to make comparisons with the Company’s competitors that adjust housing gross profit margins in a similar manner. The Company also believes investors will find adjusted housing gross profit margin relevant and useful because it represents a profitability measure that may be compared to a prior period without regard to variability of housing inventory impairment and land option contract abandonment charges, and amortization of previously capitalized interest associated with housing operations. This financial measure assists management in making strategic decisions regarding community location and product mix, product pricing and construction pace.

Ratio of Net Debt to Capital

The following table reconciles the Company’s ratio of debt to capital calculated in accordance with GAAP to the non-GAAP financial measure of the Company’s ratio of net debt to capital:

 

November 30,
2020

 

November 30,
2019

Notes payable

$

1,747,175

 

 

 

$

1,748,747

 

 

Stockholders’ equity

2,665,769

 

 

 

2,383,122

 

 

Total capital

$

4,412,944

 

 

 

$

4,131,869

 

 

Ratio of debt to capital

39.6

 

%

 

42.3

 

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes payable

$

1,747,175

 

 

 

$

1,748,747

 

 

Less: Cash and cash equivalents

(681,190

)

 

 

(453,814

)

 

Net debt

1,065,985

 

 

 

1,294,933

 

 

Stockholders’ equity

2,665,769

 

 

 

2,383,122

 

 

Total capital

$

3,731,754

 

 

 

$

3,678,055

 

 

Ratio of net debt to capital

28.6

 

%

 

35.2

 

%

The ratio of net debt to capital is a non-GAAP financial measure, which the Company calculates by dividing notes payable, net of homebuilding cash and cash equivalents, by capital (notes payable, net of homebuilding cash and cash equivalents, plus stockholders’ equity). The most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is the ratio of debt to capital. The Company believes the ratio of net debt to capital is a relevant and useful financial measure to investors in understanding the leverage employed in the Company’s operations.

Jill Peters, Investor Relations Contact
(310) 893-7456 or jpeters@kbhome.com

Cara Kane, Media Contact
(321) 299-6844 or ckane@kbhome.com

Source: KB Home

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